Farm labourer John William Cooper did not look like an artist's impression of the man suspected of murdering holidaymakers Peter and Gwenda Dixon, a jury heard yesterday.

The drawing was of a man who used Mr Dixon's card to withdraw money from a cash point in Pembroke shortly after he and his wife had been shot dead in June, 1989.

The description had been given by another holidaymaker who had used the same cash point just before.

Retired Detective Constable Emlyn Dudley said he knew Cooper in 1989 and had worked on the murder investigation.

He said he was told that Mr Dixon's wedding ring was missing and he was ordered to visit all jewellers' shops in the area. He visited 55 in total and found that two members of the public had sold a gold wedding ring shortly after the killings, one in Cardigan and one to Raymond Smith of Pembroke Jewellers, Main Street, Pembroke.

The seller to Mr Smith had signed his name as J Cooper, of 34 St Mary's Park, Jordanston.

Mr Dudley said he was told to question Cooper, pretending to investigate the theft of jewellery.

At the time, he was aware of the artist's impression. "I probably had it in my pocket all of the time. It did not resemble Cooper," he told the jury.

Cooper, said Mr Dudley, told him he had sold his own ring for £25.

Cross examined by Gerard Elias QC, leading the prosecution, Mr Dudley agreed he had interviewed Cooper eight months after the murders.

Mr Elias showed the court pictures of Cooper appearing on ITV's Bullseye programme. The footage had been filmed on May 30th, 1989, just days before the Dixons were killed as they walked along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path near Little Haven.

All the evidence in the trial has now been presented and today Mr Elias will address the jury, followed by Mark Evans QC, for the defence.

The judge, Mr Justice John Griffith Williams, will explain the law to the jury on Friday and sum up the evidence on Monday.

Then the jury will retire to consider their verdicts.

Cooper denies murdering the Dixons, and murdering brother and sister Richard and Helen Thomas at their home, Scoveston Manor, in 1985.

He also denies carrying out an attack in a field off the Mount Estate, Milford Haven, in March 1996, during which a 16 year old girl was raped and her friend indecently assaulted.

Cooper, 66, of Spring Gardens, Letterston, also denies attempting to rob five teenagers on the same occasion.